Hotel groups intend to invest in Odisha tourism

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Hotel groups intend to invest in Odisha tourism

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Mayfair, IntelliStay, Taj, Welcome, Kamat involved’

The Odisha tourism sector received investment intents worth hundreds of crores of rupees from different hotel groups on the third day of the Make in Odisha Conclave here on Tuesday.

The Mayfair Hotels would set up a five-star deluxe resort with a golf course at Satapada and a complex with a world class convention centre and 250 rooms in Bhubaneswar.

The group also expressed its intent to invest in luxury eco-tourism properties with cottages and to upgrade, maintain and operate Panthanivas properties to be leased out by the State Government

The IntelliStay Hotels, which operates the mango brand chain, reaffirmed its plan to set up two-star category hotels catering to MICE tourism with 250 keys and 55 keys at Bhubaneswar and Konark, respectively, besides eco-resorts at select locations in the State. It would invest Rs 100 crore.

In a boost to the capital city’s luxury hotel infrastructure, The Welcome Hotels brand chain of the ITC group, Vivanta by Taj and Ramada chain of Wyndham Hotels, will start welcoming guests later next year.

The Taj Hotels intended to invest in a property at Kalinganagar, Jajpur under it Ginger brand.

 The Lemon Tree Group announced to invest in a luxury hotel in Bhubaneswar.

The Kamat Hotels, which operates properties in Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark, intends to expand its presence in Odisha by building three new properties, besides exploring opportunities to manage ecotourism properties run by the Forest and Environment Department.

The Kabani Tours expressed its intent to promote community tourism products such as homestays, camp sites, etc. and special projects in heritage walks in the State. It would also invest in training programmes.

The Lodging Real Estate firm SAMHI Hotels expressed its intent to invest in developing brownfield projects in Bhubaneswar.

The Hotelier India was the knowledge partner for the tourism sectoral session.

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